• President Bill Clinton is sworn in for his his second term.
• Control of Hong Kong reverted back to China from Britian as England’s 99 year lease ran out.
• The first mammal, a sheep named Dolly was cloned.
• The Dow Jones average keeps hitting record highs.
• The infamous “Phoenix Lights” are seen over the valley of the sun.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” “Men in Black ” and “Titanic” (Titanic won 11 Oscars)
• T.V.: “Seinfeld”, “E.R.”, “Friends”
• Ellen DeGeneres came ‘out of the closet’ on her sitcom.
• Purell was launched as a product for consumers.
• The Dancing Baby was the hottest animation making the rounds on the internet.
• Beanie Babies toys were making it inside our McDonalds Happy Meals and They ( Beanie Babies) become the must-have toy for Christmas as well as Teletubby toys, Pokemon, Tamagotchi.
• Nintendo 64 is released.
• William Burroughs
• Alan Ginsburg
• Princess Diana
• This song was originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, who had died 11 years earlier.
• This version is ranked #347 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
• This version from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album was not released as a single in the United States.
• In 1997, John performed a rewritten version of the song as a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales. The song peaked at No. 1, becoming Elton’s fourth No. 1 single.
• Here’s “Candle in the Wind” From Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, your #1 @ 1.